OOHHHHH! Nice and crunchy, and I love that I could add more garlic for a really zesty pickle. These turned out just the way I like 'em. Thanks, Mirj, for making my first try at pickles a success.
These pickles were great I added some peppercorns to the bottle and instead of 4 cloves of garlic I added 6. I also changed the sugar to a teaspoon instead of tablespoon and They taste just like clausens. Thanks for the recipe
I love that you use actual spices. Ive seen toooo many pickle recipes that just have salt and white vinegar. Thanks for the recipe and keep curing! :)
Wow! This recipe made making pickles so easy. Yummy almost-Clausen noms. Like others, I added garlic and peppercorns and cut down on sugar (I used brown sugar instead of white). I also added 1/4 tsp mustard seed, because I saw some in a handy jar of Clausen's. One thing I noticed is that the cucumbers shrank a bit as they became pickles, so it doesn't really hurt if you stuff those quart jars as much as possible.
Fantastic recipe! Just like you in the beginning, I also cannot believe how easy it is to make gherkins! Yes, I still call them gherkins because I grew up calling them that... pickles to me are pickled onions! These are made weekly in my home and because the turnover is so fast, I don't even bother with a sterilized jar anymore... they go straight into their own tupperware container and into the fridge. In fact, when they start running low, I chuck more cucumbers in on top of the older ones so they never run out of these crispy crunchy beauties.
Yum Yum. Pickles are nice and crisp. I modified the recipe like Brian B. did and these pickles are DELICIOUS!! The hardest part was waiting for seven days to taste them, but it is well worth it!!!!
My family really enjoyed the flavor of these pickles. The only complaint was that they were soft/soggy. We were expecting a crunchy dill pickle.
This is a very simple recipe. I have made many jars of pickles this summer with all the ingredients from my garden. I have made whole pickles, hot dog spears and hamburger slices. I can't keep them around cos my family loves these better than the store brand. My family memebers are asking me for the recipe. Excellent recipe!!
Sorry Mirj, made these 3 weeks ago, not sure what happened but they turned out very soft, so far. my cukes may have been too big, in any case I'll leave then for a while and see what happens, hope it works!
I didn't have whole garlic, so I used some paste instead, and dried dill. They smell delicious, and I can't wait for seven days to be up to try them (and leave a complete review) :-)